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Moot Court Board News

April 15, 2010

The Moot Court Board had two sets of teams participate in their national competitions in California recently.

The National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition was held at Whittier Law School, where the 3L team of 
Kylee Jordan 
and Nikki Grashoff and 2L team of Shannon Crain and Kari Scottcompeted.  Kylee and Nikki
advanced to the quarterfinal round, where they came up against the team that received the Best Brief award 
and they did not advance. 

The Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition was held at UC-Davis Law School, where 
the 3L team of Steve Boling and Danielle Macaluso and 2L team of David Aubrey, Douglass Bitner and 
Kelly Murray 
competed. Both teams did extremely well. David, Douglass and Kelly advanced to the 
semi-final rounds as one of the top four teams, and were awarded Best Brief in the competition.  
Bitner won Second Place Oralist overall. 

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pictured from left: 3L teamDanielle Macaluso & Steve BolingAssociate Professor Cindy Buys,
the 2L teamDavid AubreyKelly Murray, & Doug Bitner.

Congratulations to all the teams—they represented SIU extremely well, and thank you to coaches
Professors Anderson and Buys and all the faculty and others who helped the teams prepare for 
their competitions.  The Board will be competing in two more competitions in March, and we look 
forward to more strong performances!